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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a Middle Eastern country that occupies most of the Arabian peninsula and has coastlines on the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. Neighbouring countries include Jordan to the northwest, Iraq and Kuwait to the northeast, Bahrain and Qatar to the east, the United Arab Emirates to the southeast, and Oman and Yemen to the south.

Once a dusty desert town, Mecca, in what is now Saudi Arabia, is today the real Mecca for Muslims.

The Hejaz covers the central Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Home to both commercial hub Jeddah and the Islamic holy …

Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia, located slightly east of the center of the country in the heart of the Tuwaig escarpment.

The Nejd, or Najd, is the central highland region of Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah is on the Red Sea in western Saudi Arabia. It the kingdom's second largest city, with a population of approximately 3,400,000, and a major commercial center in the country.

The Eastern Province is the largest province in Saudi Arabia, covering the entire Gulf coast of the country as well as the Saudi parts of the vast Empty Quarter.

Medina is a city in Saudi Arabia, to the north of Mecca. Medina is the second holy city of Islam.

Asir is "South" in Arabic. Here we use "Asir" for the whole Southern region of the country including three provinces: The region borders Yemen, most of it was once claimed by Yemen, and there are cultural resemblances.

Khobar is a city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The newest of the Dammam-Dhahran-Khobar trio, Khobar is generally considered the most pleasant of the bunch, thanks to its seaside location and beachside Corniche.

The North of Saudi Arabia covers the little-visited provinces of Tabuk and Jawf.

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